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And They Wonder Why We Don't Believe Them

In an earlier post I referred to the outrageous coverage of the Valerie Plame story. The Plame story is a prime example of why I don't trust the take I get from the mainstream media. Coverage of the war in Iraq is another good example. Mary Katharine Ham provides many, many more examples in a very comprehensive post on the reasons most conservatives do not trust the mainstream media.

But that was just the beginning. There was Green Helmet Guy, who seemed to be ever-present at the sites of Israeli "atrocities," always making the most of the evidence of civilian casualties. He even played director to international news crews and photographers, showing them how to get the best shots of Lebanese casualties.

Then there was the "Passion of the Toys," in which brand-new toys--poignant symbols of childhood innocence--seemed to keep popping up, perfectly framed by the destruction of war, yet strangely unscathed by it.

Oh, but it doesn't stop there. Later came the "unluckiest multiple home owner in Lebanon," photographed on several occasions, weeping in front of her several homes, bombed by several Israeli airstrikes. Then, we have the New York Times' pieta, in which a rescue worker was carelessly identified as a victim of an airstrike when, in fact, he had been injured while working in the area. And, the flaming tire atrocity. And, the time Hezbollah bombed an Israeli ship in Australia.

Finally, this week, there was the ambulance attack that maybe wasn't. There's strong evidence to suggest that the two ambulances allegedly hit by Israeli airstrikes on July 23 were not exactly pulverized by missiles, as we were led to believe.

Read it all.


Comments (3)

"Then, we have the New York... (Below threshold)

"Then, we have the New York Times’ pieta, in which a rescue worker was carelessly identified as a victim of an airstrike when, in fact, he had been injured while working in the area."

This is the very kindest interpretation of the incident that can be made.

I find the analysis that suggests purposeful deceit to be compelling. In other words, the guy was faking, and the photographers were either in on it or INCREDIBLY naive...

I agree with you 100% howev... (Below threshold)
Drew:

I agree with you 100% however revisit President Bush's 2003 State of the Union..revisit Powell's 2/5/2003 UN Speech..which had the gravest consequences to our nation..
It is always about the framing and too often the lie..
That is why sites like this and across the web spectrum are important. We can not depend on a few sources..and we cannot depend just listening/watching/reading what enforces what we want to know..
Prime example..did Bush get favors while in the Guard? ...maybe..did Rather and CBS commit fraud? absolutly!

Drew,What, pray tell... (Below threshold)
scsiwuzzy:

Drew,
What, pray tell, would you like us to revisit about those speeches?
And what is the relevence to MSM coverage of such events as Plamegate, the Isreal-Hizzbolah war and the Iraq war?




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